VAWA stands for the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark piece of legislation in U.S. immigration law that provides protections and immigration benefits to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other forms of abuse. VAWA allows certain eligible individuals to petition for immigration benefits without relying on their abuser or sponsor. Under VAWA, eligible victims of abuse can self-petition for lawful permanent residency (green card) without the assistance of their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse, parent, or child who subjected them to the abuse. VAWA self-petitioners who obtained conditional permanent residency based on marriage to a U.S. citizen may also apply to remove the conditions on their residency if they can demonstrate that they entered the marriage in good faith but were subjected to abuse.

With our compassionate approach and insight in VAWA cases, we are dedicated to helping individuals, both women and men, navigate the complexities of VAWA and secure the protections and benefits they deserve. If your VAWA petition or application is denied, we can assist you with appeals or waivers to challenge the decision and seek a favorable outcome, if possible. So, rest assured that in the face of adversity, we will be your strength.